Once again this Christmas, the Best Laid Plans of Mice and Mom Gang Oft Agley, mostly because I have not been granted an extra twelve hours in each day, and I have to sleep sometime. And, I get distracted easily.
So here we are, on Christmas Eve Eve, and I’m looking at the list of projects I’d love to have finished for the children by noon tomorrow, and then looking more realistically at what can actually BE finished by noon tomorrow, considering that I will want that sleep stuff in there, too.
My Spicy and Lefty love to play with dolls, but in our little cottage, those dolls are very often naked. I think they look chilly and miserable, and have a great desire to clothe them all! That, and little clothing is just so nifty! It’s neat to have a whole wardrobe to play in. I find myself caught between the desire to whip out brand new lovelies for my little girls, and the realization that I also need to finish up some much-wanted softies (pics after the holiday), some sewn things for Eldest, and the last bits of a lounge-kilt for The Boy, and I have fifteen hours left, some of which need to be spent horizontal and No-I-Do-Not-Snore (snoring.)
Thankfully, the Internet is home to a wonderful creature called The Graphics Fairy, who provided two sweet little line art (and permission to use it and share it!) that I could re-color and slide into a set of lovely Slacker Mom gifts: specifically, coupons for doll dressmaking services. They adore having Shopping Items, like coupons, and those fake credit cards that come in the mail. A redeemable certificate book is right up their alley, and saves my bacon at the same time. And, we usually have a quiet week right after Christmas, so we can take some of those days and sit in the Craft Dungeon together, sipping tea and sewing for dolls.
See? Naked dollies have been a problem for years!
Since I harbor fond hope that I am not the only Slacker Mom with Good Intentions on this planet, here’s a PDF set to save your bacon, too. Share it all you like, but don’t re-host; just link over, please. Karma, darlings! The file will print in color, or set your printer settings for grayscale and save ink. Cut the certificates apart on the pale grey lines, stack and staple them on the right-hand margin, and you’re good to go.